Vice presidential debate: When and where to watch

October 11, 2012
This Sept. 19, 2012, photo shows a sign in a business window touting the vice presidential debate at Centre College in downtown Danville, Ky. (Bruce Schreiner -- Associated Press)

We have a ton of news and analysis on PostPolitics as the second names on the ticket take center stage Thursday night. Here are some basics on how to follow the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan:

Where and when?  9 p.m. Eastern time at Centre College in Danville, Ky. 

Who is moderating? Martha Raddatz of ABC News will be in the moderator's seat for the first time and will be the third woman to moderate a vice presidential debate.  

What is the format? The debate will cover foreign and domestic policy in nine 10-minute segments. The candidates will have two minutes to respond to the moderator's opening question, then will use the balance of the time for follow-up discussion. 

Where can I watch it?  The Washington Post will live-stream the debate in its entirety on The Grid. Major broadcast and cable news networks will also carry it live. 

How can I follow it on social media? The official Twitter hashtag is #debates. Tumblr will again "Live-Gif" the debate with The Guardian here. Each candidate has a page dedicated to the event, too: the Romney debate page and the Obama debate page.

More debate news from WashingtonPost.com
The first rule of VP debates
The Fix: 5 things to watch for in the debate
6 questions that should be asked... But probably won't

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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